This week's Answer:
To Your Script
a big congratulations on actually finishing your script!
There are many screenwriters who have never accomplished
that feat. Don't be mistaken: It takes a lot of drive and
tenacity (and sometimes a lot of coffee) to finish a
screenplay. You must congratulate yourself for a deed well
done. It can be an arduous process, especially if the
writer is continually trying to make his or her script
better. And why is that? Because one can always
make a script better. No matter how many times you go
through your script, you can always see a way to make it
better. It's kind of a curse. That could be a good title
for a horror: "The Curse of the Endless Script!"
And, if you happen to be a perfectionist to boot, then
you've got an even bigger challenge. "The Curse of
the Endless Imperfect Script!"
what do you do? Well, if the process of doing your best
and letting go and letting a certain draft be the last and
enough for you is too hard for you, then I suggest let
this be your last script. Because it's going to happen
again and again. But... if you can find a way to actually enjoy
the process of writing and letting yourself write and
improve it as long as the script needs, you'll definitely
find your way and know when you've finished. In case
you weren't aware, scripts have their needs, too. Just
spend some quiet time with your script and listen closely
and you may be able to make out a voice coming from it,
speaking to you, saying...
It sounds a
little like the plant from "Little Shop of